Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
The German citizens cast their votes - now it is up to the respective parties to form a workable coalition. Core of their exploratory discussions must be the question on how to secure economic growth and employment in Germany so as to maintain social cohesion. The answer must include sustainable conditions for digital transformation, an energy policy that respects the foundation of our business location, a tax law that relieves SMEs, new incentives for investments and much more. You may be rest assured that we at bayme vbm and vbw make certain your interests are represented at the table.
On another note, I would like to invite you to our Fourth German-American day on data privacy on December 7, 2017 in Munich. Together with Stateminister Dr. Beate Merk, US Consul General Jennnifer D. Gavito and other experts, we will discuss international data transfer and the Privacy Shield.
Please feel free to contact me with any question you may have and enjoy this month’s newsletter.
About BavariaVirtually full employment in Bavaria
The positive development of the Bavarian labor market continues in October. The unemployment rate is at 2.9 percent, the number of employees reaches a new all-time high of 5.46 million (latest value: August 2017).more
Political and labor issuesvbw expectations of the new German Federal Government
The German citizens cast their votes - now it is up to the conservatives, liberals and greens to form a workable coalition. Core of their exploratory discussions must be the question on how to secure sustainable economic growth and employment in Germany so as to maintain social cohesion.more
Political and labor issues2018 collective bargaining round
The Bavarian metalworking and electrical industries (vbm) are gearing up for negotiations with the metalworkers’ union. Bertram Brossardt, vbm CEO, dismisses their claims as exorbitant and unrealistic. The negotiations will start by the end of 2017. Find out more about the bargaining process.more
EconomyEconomic Outlook – leading indicators at a glance
It is a service of bayme vbm and vbw to provide you with the most recent numbers and data on the German, the Eurozone and the global economy: For the moment, most leading indicators for the German and the Eurozone economy as well as the global leading indicators remain at a high level.more
Events and international affairsDialogue between bayme vbm vbw members and the EU Parliament
On the occasion of the Bavarian Oktoberfest in Brussels, vbw – the Bavarian Industry Association organized several key events on EU issues, providing its members with the opportunity to discuss EU policy face-to-face with representatives of EU institutions and gain first-hand information.more
Our servicesThe General Equal Treatment Act
The employer is obligated to ensure his employees are protected from discrimination, especially in the form of harassment. In the case of unlawful discrimination, employers risk claims for damages, demands for compensation, continued payment obligations and invalidity of discriminating provisions.more